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new Israeli national ID cards would commemorate Holocaust victims

Israeli government has unveiled new id card design that would honor 6 million Nazi Holocaust victims. Each card will contain 6 David stars to remind about 6 million victims perished during WW2. For the same reason card will be numbered … Continue reading

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UAE: nat’l ID card can be obtained at the post office

EIDA and Emirates Post announced that applicant for the new national ID card can go the nearest post office to collect a printed card. This new approach is a reaction to complaints of citizens who had to pick up their … Continue reading

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UAE national photo ID card linked to residence visa

As the United Arab Emirates announced last year the national photo ID card will be linked to residence visa. Application for the id card will be filed during PMC (Preventive Medicine Center) for medical tests. Temporary residents can visit authorised … Continue reading

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South Africa: 750k national ID cards awaiting pickup

Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma announced today that her department has 750k ID cards not collected by the citizens. She said the money spent on producing uncollected cards could have been spent better elsewhere. Minister also said “The re-issuing increases … Continue reading

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5k UAE national ID cards undelivered

Out of 500,000 cards handed out by Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) to the delivery couriers 50,000 were not delivered due to errors in address and invalid contact numbers. Current capacity of ID card production is 250,000 a day and it … Continue reading

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Bangladesh: new ID card policy hits refugees

According to IRIN the new Bangladesh national ID card policy may discriminate asyluum seekers from Burma Rohingya. New national ID card will start to be issued this summer and would be a base for obtaining social and municipal services like … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia ID card deal for LaserCard

LaserCard, a leader in government ID solutions marked received an order valued at $2.1 million for making photo ID cards for Saudi Arabia citizens. “The Saudi Arabian program provides world-class protection and functionality, and enables citizens to benefit from credentials … Continue reading

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new India photo ID cards on roll out

According to Guardian India government started issuing unique identification numbers (UID) to the country citizens. 12 digit number plays similar role in identification as Social Security Number in the US. Main purpose of the project is to reach government programs beneficiaries directly … Continue reading

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Russia’s new ID card to cut bureaucracy

RIA Novosti reports that Russian government plans to introduce identity-payment card for all of its citizens. New photo ID card with fingerprint and electronic chip would replace internal passport and allow to pay for utilities, public transportation, drug prescriptions and … Continue reading

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photo ID badge part of hospital staff dress code

According to cfra.com the Ottawa Hospital asks Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses to always wear photo ID badge so that patients and families can recognize them. All hospital staff who faces the public will eventually wear photo ID badge. … Continue reading

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